The number of small businesses owned in America by couples may be surprising, depending on your experience. It is estimated that 3.7 million businesses are headed by husband and wife teams. Since disputes over money are the leading cause of divorce, it may be easy to believe that once a marriage goes south, the business may decline as well.
However, this notion may not be so clear cut. In fact, there are a number of enterprises that survive a divorce. These couples, known as “co-preneurs” are known for their ability to make important distinctions between their business relationships and their personal bonds. Because of this, they may be able to respect each other’s professional boundaries and attributes even though their marriage may fail. For some couples, the business can even thrive after the breakup.